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Then king, now Maoists suppress media in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) Though King Gyanendra, regarded as Nepal's worst suppressor of the media, was ousted from power last year, his role is now being taken over by Maoist guerrillas, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report on media freedom worldwide.

Friday, February 02, 2007 12:02:51 PM

Nepal sets up Peace Fund to rebuild the nation
Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) Faced with the mammoth task of rehabilitating Maoist guerrillas as well as thousands of people displaced by the decade-old communist insurgency and re-building destroyed infrastructure, Nepal's government has set up a 'Peace Fund' to mobilise donors at home and abroad.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:59:10 PM

Nepal cinema now breathes free of censors
Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) The coming of peace after a decade of communist insurgency and the formation of a multi-party government has helped Nepal shoot down the bans imposed by censors.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:03:25 PM

Terai toll rises despite PM's plea for peace
Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) Two more people died in clashes as violence and turbulence in Nepal's Terai plains, where people of Indian origin live, spread despite Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's appeal for peace.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:33:25 AM

King watches peacocks as south Nepal burns
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) As the Nepal government blamed monarchists for the violence in the southern plains and cracked down on former ministers of King Gyanendra, the monarch was spotted striding on the grounds of the Kathmandu royal palace watching peacocks, a report said.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 2:16:04 PM

Terai protests to continue
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Ethnic protesters demanding an autonomous state in the southern plains of Nepal Wednesday said their protests would continue despite the government offering several concessions.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:36:13 PM

Nepal leaders agree on federal system to end Terai turmoil
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Nepal's ruling seven parties and the Maoist guerrillas have agreed to create a federal government and make changes in the electoral system in a bid to stem the violence engulfing the southern plains where people of Indian origin live.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:45:27 AM

Nepal leaders agree on federal system
Kathmandu, Jan 30 (DPA) In a bid to end the two-week-old violence in southern Nepal, the eight main political parties have agreed on a federal structure of governance, a senior minister said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:53:35 PM

Nepal filmdom, media rejoice at Shilpa's victory
Kathmandu, Jan 30 (IANS) Nepal's film industry and media rejoiced at Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty's victory on British reality show 'Celebrity Big Brother', stressing that art should have no boundaries of race, colour or religion.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:58:35 PM

Nepal king's men arrested over Terai turmoil
Kathmandu, Jan 30 (IANS) Two former ministers of King Gyanendra were arrested and a hunt began for other royalists as Nepal's government began a crackdown to control spiralling violence in the Terai plains.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:05:41 PM

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